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“A temple with life”
Review of Wat Kukut

Wat Kukut
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Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Lamphun
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

We visited this at the end of the day. By this time we had been moving around a bit. Our hotel the Lamphun Will is across the road. So we spent a leisurely morning stop and walked around when the activity level at the temple is much higher. The chedi was being draped in the yellow cloth, this was so interesting to sit and watch the monks complete their work. The light is better for photos and of course the history is great. Some research is required prior to arrival as the English written signs are small, but supportive.

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Haripunchai is hardly a household name, but it was the name of a small kingdom which had its capital in the present day town of Lamphun. Although Lamphun is only 26 kilometres down the road from the modern Thai city of Chiang Mai, Haripunchai was not a Thai kingdom, but rather a centre for the Mon, an ethnic group who lived in modern Thailand before the Thais.

It isn't that hard to find examples of Mon art, especially stone sculpture. All you have to do is have a look in the museums in Bangkok, Lopburi or Lamphun. But Mon architecture is extremely rare, with very few instances surviving in the whole of Thailand. That makes Wat Kukut a must-see sight for those on the tracks of this mysterious people. The actual temple at Wat Kukut is an utterly unremarkable building of recent origin. The reason to come here is the two stone chedis in the grounds of it. These both date back to the 13th century.

The taller of the two chedis dates to 1218 and was modeled after a beautiful structure in the north of Sri Lanka. The funerary chedi of Chama Thevi, one of the queens of Haripunchai, it has five stories, with 60 standing Buddhas depicted in niches around the sides. The smaller one has also retained its Mon style; it features more Buddhas and demons. The chedis are highly photogenic.

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